Government of Anguilla's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Government of Anguilla is committed to providing the necessary information to help us all deal with this new pandemic. While the situation continues to unfold around us, we are committed to doing our best to keep you informed. As we continue to pay attention to the emergency measures being put in place by other countries around the world, especially our neighbours within the Caribbean, we continue to ask for the public's support in stemming the propogation of this virus by maintaining good hygeinic practices. See section below on preventive measures.

With this in mind, the general public is asked to use official media channels, such as this page for accurate and timely information pertaining to this developing situation. If you have questions about COVID-19 the Ministry of Health & Social Development has set up a hotline at 1-264-476-7627 or 476-SOAP for persons seeking general information about or feel they have been exposed to COVID-19. Another partner in the fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases is the Health Authority of Anguilla, who can be reached at 1-264-497-2551.

How to protect yourself and those around you.

Vaccines are the most effect form of protection against the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently there are four vaccines approved by the Government of Anguilla for entry into the Island:

It is important to note that the aim of these Vaccines are to prevent serious illness (that may result in hospitalization or death) and to reduce the rate of transmission. Fully vaccinated persons can still possibly be infected (though it wont be life threatening ) and can still potentially transmit the virus. With that being said It is strongly recommended by the Ministry of Health & Social Development and the Health Authority of Anguilla:

  • To frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 18 seconds after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Since the virus needs a host to survive, practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet should help to minimize the risk of passing on or contracting the virus.

You can find out more in the videos provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) below.

Press Releases & Other Media


A Message to Boat Owners

The Governor's Office and Government of Anguilla wish to remind boat owners of the closure of Anguilla's ports to passenger movement effective tonight 20 March at 23:59h (11:59pm). The Royal Anguilla Police Force, the Department of Immigration and the Customs Department have stepped up patrols by land, sea and air to curtail illegal entry. In the interest of protecting the health and security of Anguilla we have every confidence that Anguillian boat owners and fisher folk will abide by the temporary restrictions.


Anguilla Programme: Construction Projects Continue

The Governor's Office and Government of Anguilla would like to re-assure contractors, stakeholders and those involved in the Anguilla Programme, that there are no plans to stop work on any project. This means that work continues at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, four primary schools, two polyclinics, Road Bay Jetty and the recently started Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School at the new site in the Quarter. The tender for the construction of the Blowing Point ferry terminal will issue soon, and an initial groundworks programme at the site will start in early April.

Premier's Press Conference ON COVID 19

Posted by Lloyd Gumbs on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Current Situation

All data, mapping and analysis provided by Johns Hopkins University - Coronavirus Resource Center